Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 242 - Describe a character from a movie or a TV serial

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a character from a movie or a TV serial.

You should say:

  •  what character it is and who acted in it
  •  what part this character has had in the movie/TV serial
  •  how he/she performed

and explain why you admire this character.


Model Answer 1:

This is such an interesting topic since I do like to analyse different characters in different movies, every time I watch a movie, sometimes just for the sake of having an argument or discussion with my friends over a cup of tea, and sometimes to get a deep understanding about those characters. Today, I would like to talk about one such character from a movie which I think is interesting.

The character, I would like to talk about, is “Forrest Gump” from “Forrest Gump” movie. So, as you can see, the movie name has been derived from this main character called Forrest Gump which is played by a prominent Hollywood actor Tom Hanks.

In this movie, Forrest Gump is featured in the whole movie, from start to finish, where he is shown to be a person with a low IQ and then joining the army. However, even though, he is a very simple-minded man, he goes on to live a life that is full of adventures. But, no matter, how adventurous of a life he lives, he just can’t forget about his school time sweetheart – a troubled girl who becomes very sick with some unknown but terminal illness. But, despite knowing all these things, Forrest Gump marries her, only to see her dying just after six months of their marriage.

Anyway, I think the character Forrest Gump performed superbly since it very successfully keeps us anticipating what is going to happen in the next moment as we keep watching the movie. The way the character talks, runs and deals with his life – all seem to be so natural, and yet extraordinary.

Anyway, I admire this character because it goes to show very nicely that just because someone doesn’t seem to be as “smart” as others, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she won’t be able to live or enjoy his life. Besides, it also successfully manages to portray himself as a “fighter” even though people around him are so full of negativities. Finally, I admire this character also because it beautifully reveals the loving and touching details of human life, as well as the sense of belongingness, without which, it is very difficult to find our life worth living.


Sample Answer 2:

"Vito Corleone" - a legendary character created by the acclaimed author Mario Puzo in the Godfather movie is a character I really like. This is a fictitious character from a book of the same title, "The Godfather”, and this is one of the most successful characters in the history of the movie industry. I would like to thank you for this nice topic and the opportunity to talk about this character.

Vito Corleone was listed as one of the greatest movie characters in the movie industry by Premier Magazine, and it is also considered to be one of the best 10 greatest characters in the movie by Empire magazine. In fact, this is a character none would forget if he or she enjoys the movie. This character was performed by Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro (an earlier stage of Don’s life). Vito Corleone was the mafia head of the Corleone mafia family of New York City who emigrated from Sicily.

The acting was superb and throughout the movie, he had been successful in creating an aura that movie-lovers will remember for a long. His acting was so profound that many people imagine a mafia don based on the character he has performed. I enjoyed the sequels of The Godfather movie and was deeply touched by the life of the mafia don himself. The perfect acting, the dialogues and the influences the character had are simply impeccable. So, I still believe that Vito Corleone is one of the greatest characters I have ever watched in a movie.


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